On Wed, Mar 16, 2005 at 10:33:10PM -0000, Vince wrote:
> > >
> > This is strange; I just allowed telnet in /etc/inetd.conf and
> > reinitialized; from here on sage/ns1, this.
> No need to enable telnet in inetd.conf if you're just using it to test
> a tcp connection to another host, that's only if you want to be able to
> log on to the host from another machine using telnet.
> > telnet tao 25
> > Trying 10.0.0.247...
> > telnet: connect to address 10.0.0.247: Connection refused
> > telnet: Unable to connect to remote host
> > Could I be missing something in rc.conf?
> Hmm you should get a basic connection, on tao whats the output of
> sockstat -4 |grep :25
> I get
> root sendmail 651 3 tcp4 *:25 *:*
> i.e. is sendmail actualy running ? if yes, is it listening on any ip other
> than 127.0.0.1 ? (mine is listening on *)
root sendmail 13287 3 tcp4 *:25 *:*
So it's the same... .
> If still yes then do you have a firewall or tcpwrappers blocking access ?
> Assuming base sendmail (not ports) what is the output of
> grep sendmail /etc/rc.conf
> (should be sendmail_enable="YES" unless you are using sendmail from ports)
Ah, so it was the _enable="NO" that was causing the trouble.
I just got mail flowing to tao by using the rc.conf from
a different server that accepted mail from ns1.thought.org.
I just asked the list some questions about my mods to
/etc/rc.conf on my home server; you've answered my question
while I was answering other email. :-)
Just to be sure I'll turn off the sendmail_enable, restart,
and see it the connection is refused.
live and learn...
Gary Kline firstname.lastname@example.org www.thought.org Public service Unix